Weiye Su (they/he) - Documentarian & Lens-based Artist.
Weiye is a non-binary Chinese-Canadian filmmaker and lens-based artist. They have directed "Jia" (2020) and "A Passage Beyond Fortune" (2022) in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada. Their talent has been recognized through selection at prestigious film festivals and participation in esteemed mentorship programs, including the Hot Docs' Docs Accelerator Lab, Yorkton Film Festival Mentorship Program, and DOC Institute Breakthrough Development Lab.
Weiye's dedication to storytelling and capturing personal narratives within cultural contexts shines through their films, offering nuanced insights into the ever-evolving values of our society. They aim to foster empathy, connection, and understanding among diverse communities.
Weiye's commitment to their craft extends beyond filmmaking into the realm of photography, where their analog images have garnered critical acclaim. Their piece "Mountain I" earned the Jurors' Pick in the 2021 LensCulture Art Photography Awards, and "Encounter" was long-listed for the 2023 BBA One Shot Award.
Weiye's thought-provoking and enigmatic artworks have been featured in group exhibitions at renowned galleries such as Caelum Gallery in New York, USA, and BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Through abstract representations, they delve into the intricate and multifaceted aspects of queerness, exploring challenging themes that tap into primal emotions and ignite the viewer's imagination.
Currently, Weiye is in the development phase of their feature documentary, which will participate in the 2023 Sunny Side of the Doc Marketplace. They are also the recent recipient of the first place award at the Regent Park Film Festival Short Film Live Pitch and won a CBC development deal for their short project.Their ongoing creative pursuits exemplify their passion for artistic expression and their commitment to creating meaningful connections between individuals and communities.